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Celesta Thiessen

Teacher, writer, follower of Jesus.

 

Thanks for your interest in me and in what I do. I’m a writer and a teacher, and I work with Visions Encoded, focusing on project/content development. Visions Encoded creates educational apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

So, a little about me…I’m the mother of two beautiful girls and I’ve been married to the best guy on earth for over eighteen years now. I started full-time into the entrepreneur world in 2009. Prior to that, I always thought that I would settle in somewhere as a school teacher, since I have a Bachelor of Education and my mother, father, and sister are all teachers.

But God had a different plan for me… and now I’m okay with that. In fact, I love my new life! I get to work from home and mother my children and write/work on projects that I find fulfilling. As I remarked to a friend a while back, I get to be with my husband 24/7 and I love it! (She thought I was joking when I told her, but no…he really is the greatest guy on earth!) This is like one of those ads that you read “Work from home and have it all – your dream job…” but you know it’s a scam because it’s too good to be true…only for me it is true! I really do get to have it all. I’m living my dream. And for that I am very thankful to God because every good and perfect gift is from God.

 

Celesta Thiessen the Writer and Author

I enjoy writing. When I was twelve years old, I had in my mind that I was going to be a writer when I grew up…and now I am. When I first started writing, I could hardly bring myself to say, “I’m a writer”, because I felt like a fraud, like I was just pretending to be a writer. But now I do call my self a writer and I even call myself an author. With over 20 books published I finally feel comfortable with the title! I primarily write three types of things: educational non-fiction, fiction and Learn To Read Books.

 

Non-Fiction

These days, I write articles and web content mostly for my own websites. Most of my current non-fiction writing is on my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and to leave a link back to your personal blog. I would love to hear from you! You can find some of my educational articles on my website, TapClickLearn.com.

I have also written one non-fiction book for adults, Please Fix My Marriage. Though my husband and I now have a very healthy, loving and devoted relationship this was not always the case. It was hearing God that fixed our marriage.

The greatest non-fiction project I’ve worked on so far are the Interactive Bible Story apps for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. These apps teach Bible stories in a fun and interactive way. There is also a life application story included in each app so that children understand how the message from that Bible story applies to real life.

Currently, I’m working on developing free Christian sex ed booklets for Christian parents to use to teach their children about sex from a Biblical perspective.

 

Fiction

Kitty Castle Series

My daughter Keziah and I have written a set of five short chapter books for children in Grades one to four. The Kitty Castle Series is available as paperback books or for reading through the Kindle ebook reading app. You can also find my Kitty Castle page on Facebook.

The Kindle app is free and can be used on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry phones and Android phones. Download the Kindle app for free here.

The Kitty Castle Series is also available as a FREE app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. The first book, Nightcat, is free and the other books in the series are available as in-app purchases.

The Super Seven Series

The Super Seven Series is a set of five books for children nine years old and up. It’s about seven young superheroes of the future fighting for love and family.

Young Adult Fiction (Teens)

These books are for people twelve years old and older. I enjoy writing young adult fiction. Going through the teen-age years is something we all have in common, a specific time in life that most people can identify with. Though the settings and plot lines are very different for my different novels the themes are the same: finding your place in the world and finding love. I suppose the reason these sorts of stories appeal to me is because, in many ways, I am currently still working towards finding those things myself.

Prince Jade

Amber Rain

Surviving the Apocalypse in Steinbach, MB

Books for Adults

I think one of the strongest themes in these books is that past evil doesn’t have to define your future – you don’t have to be who you were.

The Dragon Warrior and the Princess

Hope and Shiny Things

Way to Paridise

 

Learn To Read Books

My levelled books, Learn To Read Books, are now for sale in the app store for use on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Learn To Read Books are for children who are learning how to read. I have a lot of experience helping children learn to read as a teacher and as a tutor. Parents often don’t know what to do if their child is having trouble in this area so I wanted to make an easy way for parents to help their children learn to read. Please see my websites Levelled Books (Canada) and Learn to Read (U.S.A.) for more information on teaching your child to read and about my Learn To Read Books.

 

My Books are Available in all of These Formats:

Paperback Books

Kindle eBooks

Nook eBooks

Kobo eBooks

Smashword eBooks

iTunes

Scribd

Google Play

 

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